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Feb 01 2024
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ABOVE & BELOW: Keep reading for this hot model, Nicki Minaj's right-wing shift, the best in new LGBTQ+ books/movies and more ...

SOCIALITE LIFE: A must-follow account is among those highlighted by Socialite Life this week.

Nicki-minaj-ben-shapiro-boycultureMarried to a sex offender, spewing anti-vax stories and now coddling Ben Shapiro. (Image via Twitter)

TWITTER: You'll be shocked, but Nicki Minaj is not a good person.

HUFF POST: Remember that gay sex video shot at the Capitol? No crime was committed. Maybe they should fix that. I'm not sure it's sex-positive and cool to have twinks rutting in the corridors of democracy.


VINEGAR SYNDROME: Snapshots of 1970s LGBT Resistance looks like a must-buy:

Gay-usa-book-history-boycultureStepping out of the sixties and in the wake of the Stonewall Riots, (considered the birth of the modern LGBTQIA+ liberation movement), the 1970s would prove to be a decade energized by queer activism, political and social change and pride. Celebrating such a vitally important legacy, this collection of gay protest and parade films is an essential multifaceted document of a period of revolution and jubilation.  

Heading this essential set is the incredibly poignant and mesmerizing feature documentary Gay USA (1977) from pioneering gay filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (Forbidden Letters (1979), Buddies (1985)). Bressan, Jr. documents aspects of the gay rights movement during the year of 1977 capturing the intersections of diversity in queer life; from vox pop style interviews with lesbian feminists, street drag queens, and straight allies to taking a look at the fight against notorious homophobe Anita Bryant and her Save Our Children campaign. Conversations with dedicated gay activists and individuals who have recently come out are masterfully intercut with images of the vast spectrum of LGBT individuals and their supporters proudly marching through sun-kissed streets. As well as being politically and socially important and a perfect snapshot of a period in time of gay solidarity and resistance, it is also a picturesque sparkling film with inspired visuals from Bressan, Jr. and his team of camera operators. Along with this magnetic feature length film comes four short films capturing queer liberation and protest: Lesbian activist Lilli Vincenz's Gay and Proud (1970), which documents the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, held in New York City on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the lesbian-centric Gay Power (1971) from legendary artists/activists Sharon Hayes and Kate Millett and the Women's Liberation Cinema and two San Francisco focused films: Parade (1972) from artistic all-rounder Ronald Chase, which gives us an insight into the city's first official gay pride parade post-Stonewall and Freedom Day Parade (1974) by iconic filmmaker and choreographer Wakefield Poole (Boys in the Sand (1971)) which was shot at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day.  

S&S: Coming soon (April 30) is The Queens' English, an illustrated guide to LGBTQ+ verbiage aimed at young adults. José & Luis would be proud! Also from S&S is Joe Jimémez's Hot Boy Summer, which sounds and looks fun:

Hot-boy-summer-boyculture-gayOh, boys! (Image via S&S)

VARIETY: How “Padam Padam” pumped up Kylie Minogue's career — and it never even hit the U.S. Hot 100.

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FOCUS: The Amy Winehouse film Back to Black is coming to theaters May 17. Above, the poster reveal.

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EBAY: How gorgeous is this?

NYT: I love that The New York Times did fashion photos of the fans seeing Madonna's Celebration Tour — it reminds me of the wannabe days!

JULIEN'S: Madonna's “Material Girl” robe is up for auction, and could fetch $20,000.

Candied-camera-boycultureThis show is the end-all ... (Image via Candied Camera Live!)

TICKETS: Candied Camera Live! is a staged variety show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary public access show — and it's this weekend, right now! Shows (four of 'em) run February 1-4, and will include special guest stars like Michael Musto, Kevin Aviance, Lauren Ezersky and Linda Simpson.

Candied-camera-nora-burns-boycultureTune in! (Image via La Mama)